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The Essential Mariah Carey

2011 compilation album by Mariah Carey

The Essential Mariah Carey is a greatest hits album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. The album was released on January 7, 2011.

The Essential Mariah Carey
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJanuary 7, 2011 (2011-01-07)
Recorded1989-2000
Genre
Length47:01
Label
Producer
Mariah Carey chronology
'Merry Christmas II You
(2010)
The Essential Mariah Carey 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse
(2014)

Contents

Track listingEdit

UK and Ireland EditionEdit

Track listingEdit

Disc one
No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "Vision of Love"   3:30
2. "Love Takes Time"  Walter Afanasieff 3:48
3. "Someday"  Ric Wake 4:07
4. "I Don't Wanna Cry"  Narada Michael Walden 4:49
5. "Emotions"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • David Cole
  • Robert Clivillés
4:09
6. "Can't Let Go"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
4:27
7. "Make It Happen"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • David Cole
  • Robert Clivillés
5:08
8. "I'll Be There" (featuring Trey Lorenz)
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
4:24
9. "Dreamlover"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Dave Hall
  • Walter Afanasieff
3:54
10. "Hero"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
4:18
11. "Without You"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
3:34
12. "Anytime You Need a Friend"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
4:26
13. "Endless Love" (duet with Luther Vandross)Walter Afanasieff 4:20
14. "Fantasy"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Dave Hall
4:04
Disc two
No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "One Sweet Day" (duet with Boyz II Men)
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
4:41
2. "Always Be My Baby"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Manuel Seal
4:18
3. "Forever"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
4:01
4. "Underneath the Stars"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
3:33
5. "Honey"  
4:59
6. "Butterfly"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
4:34
7. "My All"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
3:50
8. "Sweetheart"  
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Mariah Carey
4:22
9. "When You Believe" (duet with Whitney Houston)Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds 4:34
10. "I Still Believe"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • Stevie J
  • Mike Mason
3:54
11. "Heartbreaker" (featuring Jay-Z) 4:46
12. "Thank God I Found You" (featuring Joe and 98 Degrees)
  • Mariah Carey
  • James Harris III
  • Terry Lewis
4:17
13. "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"  
  • Mariah Carey
  • James Harris III
  • Terry Lewis
4:32
14. "Against All Odds" (featuring Westlife) (non-US bonus track)
3:21
15. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (So So Def Remix featuring Jermaine Dupri and Lil' Bow Wow)
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
  • Jermaine Dupri
3:43

US EditionEdit

Disc one
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Vision of Love" (from Mariah Carey, 1990)Mariah Carey, Ben MarguliesRhett Lawrence, Narada Michael Walden 3:30
2. "Love Takes Time" (from Mariah Carey, 1990)Carey, MarguliesWalter Afanasieff 3:48
3. "Vanishing" (from Mariah Carey, 1990)Carey, MarguliesCarey 4:11
4. "I Don't Wanna Cry" (from Mariah Carey, 1990)Carey, WaldenWalden 4:49
5. "Emotions (12 Inch Club Mix)" (from Emotions, 1991)Carey, David Cole, Robert ClivillésCarey, Cole, Clivillés 5:54
6. "Can't Let Go" (from Emotions, 1991)Carey, AfanaseiffCarey, Afanaseiff 4:27
7. "Make It Happen" (from Emotions, 1991)Carey, Cole, ClivillésCarey, Cole, Clivillés 5:08
8. "I'll Be There" (featuring Trey Lorenz) (from MTV Unplugged, 1992)Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis, Willie HutchCarey, Afanaseiff 4:24
9. "Dreamlover" (from Music Box, 1993)Carey, Dave HallCarey, Hall, Afanaseiff 3:54
10. "Hero" (from Music Box, 1993)Carey, AfanaseiffCarey, Afanaseiff 4:18
11. "Without You" (from Music Box, 1993)Pete Ham, Tom EvansCarey, Afanaseiff 3:34
12. "Anytime You Need A Friend (C&C Club Remix)" (from Music Box, 1993)Carey, AfanaseiffCarey, Afanaseiff 10:55
13. "Endless Love" (duet with Luther Vandross) (from Songs, 1994)Lionel RichieAfanaseiff 4:20
14. "Fantasy" (from Daydream, 1995)Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Hall, Adrian Belew, Steven StanleyCarey, Hall 4:04
Disc two
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "One Sweet Day" (duet with Boyz II Men) from Daydream, 1995)Carey, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn StockmanCarey, Afanaseiff 4:41
2. "Always Be My Baby" (from Daydream, 1995)CareyCarey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal 4:18
3. "Underneath the Stars" (from Daydream, 1995)CareyCarey, Afanaseiff 3:33
4. "Honey" (from Butterfly, 1997)Carey, Sean Combs, Kamaal Fareed, Steven Jordan, Stephen Hague, Bobby Robinson, Larry Price, Malcom McLaren   
5. "Butterfly" (from Butterfly, 1997)Carey, Afanasieff, Dan SheaCarey, Afanasieff 4:34
6. "My All" (from Butterfly, 1997)Carey, AfanasieffCarey, Afanasieff 3:50
7. "Close My Eyes" (from Butterfly, 1997)Carey, AfanasieffCarey, Afanasieff 4:21
8. "The Roof (Mobb Deep Extended Version)" (featuring Mobb Deep & Big Noyd (from Butterfly, 1997)Carey, Jean Claude Oliver, Samuel Barnes, Albert Johnson, Kejuan Muchita, Cory RooneyCarey, Poke & Tone 5:31
9. "When You Believe" (duet with Whitney Houston) (from The Prince of Egypt, Whitney Houston's My Love Is Your Love, and #1's, 1998)Stephen SchwartzBabyface 4:34
10. "I Still Believe" (from #1's, 1998)Antonina Armato, Giuseppe CantarelliCarey, Stevie J, Mike Mason 3:54
11. "Heartbreaker" (featuring Jay-Z) (from Rainbow, 1999)Carey, Shawn Carter, Walden, Shirley Ellison, Lincoln Chase, Jeffrey Cohen  4:46
12. "Bliss" (from Rainbow, 1999)Carey, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" WrightCarey, Harris, Lewis 5:44
13. "Thank God I Found You" (featuring Joe and 98 Degrees) (from Rainbow, 1999)Carey, James Harris III, Terry LewisCarey, Lewis 4:17
14. "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" (from Rainbow, 1999)Carey, Diane WarrenCarey, Warren 4:32

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[1] 42

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Ireland[2] January 7, 2011 CD, digital download Sony Music 88697832672
United Kingdom[2] January 10, 2011 CD, digital download 88697832672
United States[3] May 8, 2012 CD, digital download

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Essential Mariah Carey - Mariah..." Billboard. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Essential Mariah Carey UK & Irish Release". Mariah Carey Connection. 2011-01-05. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  3. "The Essential (2CD)". Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Retrieved April 12, 2012.